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Not the back-to-school blog I wanted to write…

Not the back-to-school blog I wanted to write… Posted on August 17, 2017by melissacropper “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can … Continue reading

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Activism Now: #OHPublicSchoolProud

I’m proud of the public schools that are nestled in neighborhoods across our state. Our public schools are a strong thread in the fabric of strong communities, and I am proud of the role I play in all of that. … Continue reading

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Activism now: shifting focus from DeVos to ESSA

Thank you everyone for your activism in fighting back against the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.  Because of your activism, you brought a greater awareness to public education.  While we are disappointed that DeVos did receive the … Continue reading

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From her own mouth…DeVos’ testimony verifies that she is the wrong choice.

For the past two months, we have been sharing information with you about Betsy DeVos, the devastating impact she has had on public education in Michigan, and the threat she poses for children and education if she becomes secretary of … Continue reading

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2017 – The Year of the Activist

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017. Much can be said about 2016 – both positive and negative, but certainly 2016 could be tagged as the Year of Politics. Last year was tough for many as politics divided our society, … Continue reading

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What we need in a state superintendent

    With the announcement that Dr. Richard Ross will retire at the end of December, the State Board of Education has the responsibility to hire a new state superintendent of public instruction. In a year plagued with charter school … Continue reading

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Is reducing testing enough???

Last week, President Obama made a video announcement decrying the use of over testing in our schools. He proclaimed that he has charged the USDOE to work aggressively with states and districts to make sure that testing policies meet three … Continue reading

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